Technology advances are helping to make the most of the world’s oil and gas resources. Secondary recovery methods enable producers to extract more oil from older wells. Many of these technologies incorporate injection processes that use engine-driven compressors. GE’s aeroderivative gas turbines and Waukesha* gas engines are designed for these demanding applications and are backed by more than a century of engine building expertise.

How It Works

GE’s aeroderivative gas turbines and Waukesha gas engines are widely used to drive compressors at production sites. They typically run on raw gas taken directly from the well head. For gas lift, the compressor injects gas into an oil well casing where it passes through lift valves at various elevations causing oil to be lifted out of the well. For gas injection, the compressor injects gas into an oil formation to increase pressure and force more oil and gas out though through the well pipe. 

At gas production sites, a dependable engine or turbine-driven compression system that operates efficiently is essential to keeping the gas flowing and productivity and profitability high.

GE’s portfolio of aeroderivative gas turbines and Waukesha gas engines for compression applications offers multiple options to address individual site conditions and widely varying local emissions requirements.

Features & Benefits

  • Durable: GE’s Waukesha gas engines and aeroderivative gas turbines perform with extreme reliability in remote and often harsh environments.
  • Fuel tolerance: Waukesha gas engines can handle significant variations in field gas quality and keep on running. More uptime means more profit.
  • Greater productivity: Waukesha engines run at full power at higher altitudes and higher ambient temperatures, compressing more gas for more profit.
  • Emissions flexibility: Distributed Power offers technology options to meet most local air quality mandates.
  • Lower emissions per horsepower: Rich-burn Waukesha gas engines with 3-way-catalyst enable more horsepower per site for more productivity and profit.
  • Total engine control: GE’s Waukesha ESM* fully integrated control and diagnostics system optimizes engine performance and maximizes uptime.

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